Caitlin Strongarm is an Australian born performer, maker and facilitator currently based in Shanghai, China.
She specialises in immersive, non-verbal participatory theatre for all ages, working primarily in giant puppet fabrication and performing, roving character and street theatre/event activation and entertainment, spectacle theatre, interactive performance and theatre for children and young people.
As a multi-disciplinary artist and practitioner, she has been seen and loved in theatres and festivals world-wide with performances as a character and clown, high energy physical theatre artist, street-theatre provocateur and giant puppeteer, as well as an interactive theatre facilitator in schools and hospitals.
As a designer and maker she has worked across theatre, festivals and film in Australia, China and the UK. Her designs in costume, puppetry and art range from delicate to grotesque, are completely original and 100% captivating.
As a facilitator, she is gentle and provoking, combining a background in applied theatre (graduate Griffith University, 2012) and years of experience as a distraction therapist, interactive theatre-maker, and teacher.
Recent collaborations: Punchdrunk Enrichment (UK), Imaginary Theatre (AUS), Festival 2018 (AUS), Brisbane Powerhouse (AUS), QLD Museum (AUS), Woodford Folk Festival (AUS), The Arts Space for Kids (CHINA)